Surgical Services for Pets

We take pride in being a full service clinic for our animal loving community. Our facility operates advanced equipment to support your pet in all kinds of surgeries. On top of providing the best medical support, we can teach you how to give appropriate after care following your pet’s surgery. Speak with our veterinarians if you’d like to know about a particular surgery for your pet. You can reach us by calling 780.444.1324.

What are the different kinds of surgeries you do?

We offer a wide range of surgeries to treat your pet’s injuries and illnesses. We also have an in-house laboratory to test samples for signs of diseases and learn more about your pet’s diagnosis. Below you’ll find a few of the surgeries our facility is equipped to perform:

  • Orthopedic Surgery: fixes fractures, bones and joint issues
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: spays, neuters, as well as abdominal and thoracic surgery
  • Endoscopy: sees and collects samples from throat, stomach, intestines, nose and ears
  • Digital X-ray: visualizes conditions of the chest, abdomen, and skeletal system
  • ECG (electrocardiograms): shows the electrical activity of the heart and allows us to diagnose major heart conditions

    Following surgery, our clinic is prepared to care for your pet for the day or overnight. This gives us a chance to monitor their recovery and allow them to rest peacefully.

    What is aftercare?

    Aftercare is the particular way you can alleviate your pet’s pain following a surgery. It focuses on making sure they get better and are not overworking themselves after a procedure. If they get stitches, it’s important they don’t play or run up the stairs. Even though they were unconscious, getting surgery takes a lot of strength. When they wake up, they’ll be feeling sore, weak and slightly drowsy from the anesthesia wearing off. Give them a quiet and comfortable place to rest. Keep children and other excitements away from them. It also helps to prepare your home prior to the surgery. When they return, have food and water nearby to reduce their movement.

  • Date: Sept 17, 2021

    Dear valued clients,

    As you are aware, our region is seeing increased cases of COVID-19, and as a result more stringent pandemic response measures have been put in place by our government.

    To ensure that we follow these new controls, our veterinary practice is returning to limited clinic access as well as drop off appointments with communications being over the phone or through a protective shield.

    The details of this protocol are outlined below:

    1. Clients are allowed only in the reception area, limited to 3 clients in at once, and 1 client in our cubicle. No clients will be allowed in the exam rooms with their pet at this time unless under special circumstances.

    2. Pets MUST be in a carrier or in a proper fitting harness and leash. Aggressive dogs must arrived with a proper fitting muzzle. If you do not have any of these please ask for them.

    3. You must remain in your vehicle, or at least 6 feet away from our doors, while we treat your pet unless instructed otherwise.

    4. You must have a phone with you at your appointment so that we can contact you about your pet. If we cannot contact you and obtain consent to treat your pet, your appointment will be delayed, which will delay others.

    5. Unfortunately, only 1 person will be allowed in the exam room for attended euthanasias.

    6. Please allow up to 72 hours for your medications to be refilled, as well as messages to be returned by your veterinarian.

    7. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, we won't know that until you come to the front desk to inform us. It is standard that our staff members ask everyone to wear a mask. Please do not be offended by this. We will find another way to accommodate you and your pet.

    Our number one priority is client and staff safety while your pet continues to receive the care they deserve.

    With this system, we hope to provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members.

    With that in mind we thank you for your kindness and patience with us in advance as these circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

    These measures are temporary and we will reassess as new information is released. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team.

    Together we can all help stop the spread of COVID-19.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 780-444-1324.

    Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you might experience when reaching out to us.

    - The Team at Parkwest Pet Clinic.